Aidan Bodkin, Class of 2009
Doing the MBA gives you the opportunity to learn in three different areas, which is critical for your future success. You learn from world class lecturers, you learn about how others interact with you and finally most importantly for me you learn about yourself. These areas have been examined in both a class room environment and crucially in a real world situation with the company project. I can say that the learnings from my MBA have already been put into practise, in my first steps of starting a new business.
Kellyanne Dignan, Class of 2009
The Trinity MBA provides students a mix of both academic theory and practical business experience. The academic ciriculum was designed in such a way that each subject builds on previous classes while at the same time complimenting both the classes and projects running concurently. Classes were taught in an interactive fashion, allowing me to build on my own experience by learning from my classmates as well as the lecturer. The lecturers were a perfectly balanced mix of Ireland’s brightest academic and business minds. Much of our academic work took the basic tenets of business theory and applied it to cases ripped from the pages of the Financial Times.
I think all my classmates would agree keeping the program small creates a collegiate envirnoment where everyone is known by name and student numbers must be looked up only if one is filling out university paperwork! The program’s botique nature and emphasis on group work allows all students to excell in their strengths and allows for extra help in areas that are more challenging. The emphasis on group work was particularly important to me when picking this program and I was not disapointed. Modern business requires leaders who can work with different types of people in all kinds of environments and the Trinity MBA does a superb job at creating this environment.
Studying at Trinity gives you access to one of the world’s greatest universities just steps from one of Europe’s business centers. I consider the Trinity MBA to be one of the best decisions I ever made in my life and I am extremely proud of not only my own work but that of my classmates.
Elizabeth Gallagher, Class of 2009
The Trinity MBA programme absolutely delivered on its promise of quality lecturing and coursework. I have never worked so hard, nor felt so proud of the work I have accomplished than I did while undergoing the Trinity MBA.
The quality of lecturers surpassed my expectations, and they represented a great blend of university and real world backgrounds. In the Trinity MBA, every student is pushed hard, encouraged to contribute, and expected to deliver at a very high standard. With such a small class, the lecturers and staff truly get to know the students and are very available to help, to bounce ideas off of, and to assist in career searches.
By far, the best part of the programme was the selection of practical consulting projects with Irish companies. These projects were a phenomenal way to bring the courses to life and contribute in a real sense to the companies to which we were assigned.
Upon completion of the MBA programme, I feel that I not only furthered my intellectual growth through education, but also gained a valuable year of true work experience through the flagship 8-month company project. After speaking with several colleagues of mine in U.S. business schools, the coursework in the Trinity MBA seems to be absolutely on par with other well-ranked universities, but it surpasses the U.S. programmes in its application of coursework through the consulting projects. I continue to be very happy with my choice of attending Trinity College for its MBA programme, and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Joan Brogan, Class of 2009
I found the Trinity MBA to be a milestone in my professional and personal life. The intensity and breadth of the programme prepares you for high pressure situations, complex problem solving and work-life balancing that you can use in your approach to all challenges in your working life. This was my third academic qualification and rather than being weary from the academic format, I found some of the lecturers to be the most interesting and inspiring people I’ve met, their style particularly strengthened by the intimate class room environment. The lecturers were not only as learned and experienced as one would expect from Trinity, but knew the best way to us engage us and lead us toward honing our own business instincts and capacity for complexity and ambiguity. I personally believe this qualification will be a mark in the long run whereby everything will be judged on the basis of whether it came before or after the Trinity MBA.